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Verbatim Americas announced it will ship LightScribe 8x DVD+R double-layer (DL) blank discs.
Verbatim claims to be the first to market with the 8x customizable discs, which are compatible with LightScribe-enabled drives, duplicators and the related software licensed by Hewlett-Packard. When combined, the same drive that burns content to the data side of the disc can be used to burn silkscreen-quality monochrome labels directly on the label side of the discs.
The discs are produced with LightScribe Media Version 1.2 coating technology on the label side to provide enhanced contrast for photos, graphics, images and text.
The company said that the discs exceeds the DVD+R DL compliance standard, ensuring that the media is compatible with new multiformat drives and duplicators that support 8X DVD+R DL technology and most DVD playback devices.
The 8X DL disc has a storage capacity of 8.5GB.
LightScribe recently reported that its direct disc labeling technology is now licensed by more than 80 electronics and software companies worldwide,
The 8X DVD+R DL media will be offered in 10-disc spindles with hanger boxes. The media will be available in the U.S. in November. Pricing is to be announced.
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